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Financial Controller

Job ID R0038429 Date posted Jul. 06, 2021 Location Stockholm, Sweden

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Job Description

People First - At Takeda we are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all people and bringing them the hope of a brighter future. It is our passion that transforms every job into meaningful action. Our people are the heart of Takeda.

Are you looking for a patient-centric and innovation-oriented company to inspire you and promote your career? Join Takeda now.

We are currently hiring for a Financial Controller in full-time in Stockholm, Sweden.

Reporting to the Head of Finance in Sweden and working in close collaboration with our Finance Business Partners, the Nordics Finance team and Takeda Business Services, you’ll play a key role in ensuring high quality financial accounting, and a robust control framework. The role is split 60% working with the Takeda Sweden business, and 40% working with the wider Takeda Nordic organization.

Your tasks in detail:

Tasks related to Sweden (60% of working time)

  • Ensure high quality financial information during month-end closing, including variance analysis and where required Balance Sheet reconciliation.

  • Ensure compliance with financial and local requirements, ensure robust system of Internal Controls and Risk Management is in place.

  • Point-of-contact and lead discussions with external auditors and support internal audit reviews, accountable for external audit outcomes.

  • Point-of-contact and ensure smooth work collaboration with Takeda Business Services (“TBS”, Takeda’s Shared Services Centre) across various Finance processes. Drive high service level and quality delivered by TBS.

  • Subject Matter Expert for Finance & Procurement systems, supporting others in Sweden commercial entity.

  • Local point of contact for tax related queries & local expert on payroll accounting

Tasks related to the Regional Nordics (40% of working time)

  • Countries in scope: Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland

  • Controls: ensure SOX and Internal Controls compliance for Finance, with framework in place and applied, including self-assessment, segregation of duties etc.

  • Transfer Pricing: working with TBS to ensure accurate transfer pricing bookings.

Your profile:

  • University Degree in Business/Finance.

  • Finance qualification (ACA, CFA, CIMA, ACCA, CPA)

  • Controlling experience either utilizing IFRS or US-GAAP.

  • A minimum of 1-2 years, post-qualification, working experience in role with similar complexity.

  • Experience working in a dynamic and multinational environment is an advantage.

  • SAP experience

  • Well versed in SAP, Microsoft Office (Excel) and larger databases

  • Business fluency in English

Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience in process improvements and change management is an advantage

  • Experience working with outsourced accounting function in a shared service center an advantage

  • Business fluency in Swedish

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If you are interested in this opportunity, we look forward to receiving your application via our online tool!


SWE - Stockholm

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